Located at Hycroft, VHF’s Evening Lectures offer illustrated talks that look at the history of Vancouver, covering the events, movements and people that shaped our city. The talks are co-hosted by Vancouver Heritage Foundation and the Hycroft Heritage Preservation Foundation.
$15 or $9 (incl. tax) with a valid Student ID
Tuesdays, 7:30pm – 9pm
University Women’s Club at Hycroft, 1489 McRae Ave
Rum-runners and Border Wars: Prohibition in BC
Tuesday, March 28
We all know about jazz era gangsters like Al Capone and the prohibition era in the United States, but Vancouver had its own flirtations with prohibition. Daniel Francis, Historian and Author of Closing Time: Prohibition, Rum-runners and Border Wars, will explore how local law enforcement efforts to dry-up the city utterly failed, and immense fortunes were made by entrepreneurs willing to answer the demand for illegal booze.
Ten Myths About Vancouver: The Real Stories
Tuesday, April 25
Was there ever any blood in Blood Alley? There are many aspects of Vancouver’s history that are taken for granted, but are they true? Did it happen or was it made up? In this talk Historian and Author, John Atkin will look at the origins of some of the well-worn myths in our city’s history.
Street parking is available on McRae Avenue and on The Crescent.